Been working on this edit for the past 3.5 months. It’s been an ever upgrading/ tweaking project, but now I finally feel its at a stage where its complete. I’m stoked on the outcome.
Why the name Nuptial Flight? Well that is the term given to the phase in which most ant species will take to the skies to mate and form new colonies. I call the Quad-copter used to film this, the flying ant… so, yeah.
Download the high res wallpaper here
Here’s some info from Travis Rice pulled from the xgames website:
“The #passitonproject is an idea we came up with more or less spontaneously. My new Speedodeeps snowboard — a powder-specific board I’ve been designing with Lib Technologies for several years now to replace the Banana Hammock; I really think it rides like nothing else out there — showed up at the Asymbol studio a few weeks ago, and we just started kicking around this idea:
What if we sent it out into the world for people to ride and pass along, from snowboarder to snowboarder?”
We went out shooting one day to see what we could create. I had the idea of making my first sequenced stereographic projection. It was quite a challenge to think of how this image would come together, but it did come together and the results are mind warping…
Click More to see the process and other shots from this day..
Made some time to put this edit together. A collection of shots captured with the acrylic GoPro pole. All filmed at Whitewater Ski Resort, BC, Canada. Most of the footage is 48fps so the slowmotion stuff came out really nice. The GoPro3 doesn’t seem to like overcast conditions all that much, it was all rather dark and dull looking. Never the less, I’m really happy with how this video turned out. Enjoy.
FLying the DJI Phantom in the local skatepark, Nelson BC.
New images now on 500px.
Snowmobiling out into the Canadian backcountry with Nolan, Darcy and Jay. Photos from the trip can be found here.
Out riding the backcountry with pro rider, Jay Britton. More photos on 500px.
Here’s a quick post running through how I’ve tried to smooth out the footage coming from the GoPro and DJI Phantom.
There are basically two important things to do so that the footage doesn’t have a jello effect.
You need to balance your props and create a shock absorber between the camera and aircraft.
Continue after the break…